Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977; middle name sometimes written Aron) was an American singer, actor and musician. A cultural icon, he is commonly known simply as "Elvis", and is also sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or "The King".
In 1954, Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide ...
Spanning three cities and two countries, discover, feel and touch where the King of Rock and Roll left his imprints
It's said the greatest of men leave behind their footprint in the sands of time... It's another question how many of us follow this trail. So how about taking a detour from map-led journeys to a man-led one. For music lovers and fans of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, there's actually an Elvis Presley tour!
Discover his birthplace
Located in the hills of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, boasts of a unique blend of fascinating history and ...
Legendary Bassist Bob Moore presents Henrik Knudsen, owner of the Elvis Unlimited Museum with a piece of music history. The other piece will be given to the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, TN.On January 9th, 2009 Henrik Knudsen, owner of the Elvis Unlimited Museum and shop in Randers, Denmark was presented with a priceless piece of music history while visiting the home of legendary Bassist Bob Moore. Henrik and Bob have previously worked on several tours in Europe. Bob presented Henrik with one of his boots which he wore while working on some of the most important recordings in music ...
Posted: January 20th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
As I was driving through Memphis over the weekend, I couldn’t resist stopping at Graceland. I’ve been through Elvis Presley’s house quite a few times, but on this visit, I finally splurged on the platinum ticket. So, in addition to lingering in the Jungle Room and paying your respects at the grave, you can also see the car museum, his airplanes, his military memorabilia and — my personal favorite — an exhibit called “Sincerely, Elvis,” which is essentially a parade of his outrageous jumpsuits. As I was ...
Obama's Attorney General Nominee Launches Charm Offensive Ahead Of Senate Proceedings U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch has held nearly 30 meetings with various Senators, including almost every member of the Judiciary Committee.
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WASHINGTON — Even as all attention on Capitol Hill focused on an eleventh hour continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was meeting with Senators from both parties in a charm offensive ahead of her confirmation proceedings in the next session.
A senior Justice Department official told BuzzFeed News Lynch has held nearly 30 meetings with various Senators, including almost every member of the Judiciary Committee, in an attempt to put a smiling face to the tales of the no-nonsense prosecutor who placed cops and would-be terrorists in jail.
The official added the meetings serve as a precursor for a more aggressive campaign in the weeks to come.
According to this official, who spoke to BuzzFeed News on background, Lynch will tout her
Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill The bill will keep the government funded through September of 2015.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
After a rare weekend session, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that keeps most of the government funded through September.
It passed 56-40, with 18 Republicans and 21 Democrats voting against it.
The vote came after Democrats and Republicans negotiated back and forth throughout the day and night on how they would proceed.
Senate leadership was caught by surprise Friday night when Sen. Ted Cruz along with Sen. Mike Lee blocked a procedural vote to set up a final vote for the omnibus bill on Monday.
Senators who had already skipped town were forced to cancel their plans and turn around back to the Capitol. Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who next year will be the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, had to cancel a trip to Iraq and Turkey because of the move.
Democrats later huddled in Reid's office and talked
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